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Crystals at CityCenter honored with sustainable design awards

BY Staff Writer

Las Vegas — Crystals Retail & Entertainment District at CityCenter has earned Gold sustainable design awards from the International Council of Shopping Centers. The awards were earned in ICSC’s annual U.S. Design and Development Awards competition.

"As one of the world’s largest sustainable developments, CityCenter’s environmental responsibility spans the spectrum from design and construction to operations and guest amenities," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International that co-developed CityCenter with Infinity World Development Corp.

Crystals won the Gold Award and Sustainable Design Award in the Innovation Design and Development of a New Project category. The Award was based on how the project met five criteria: Sustainability including transportation, education about environmental responsibility and engaging retailers in sustainability design and operations; Water Efficiency; Energy & Atmosphere; Materials & Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality.

Crystals has also been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for sustainability, and is currently the largest LEED Gold certified retail district in the United States.

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Exclusive: 2011 Holiday Windows Photo Gallery

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New York City — From the shimmering windows at Harrods in London to the gold-draped storefront at Gucci in New York, Chain Store Age has put together a collection of the best of this year’s holiday windows from around the world.

Click here to view our slideshow and prepare to be transported.

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Hodgdon Group completes 12th project for Ashley Furniture HomeStore

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Colton, Calif. — The Hodgdon Group, a full-service real estate brokerage, development and construction firm, announced that it has completed construction on the conversion of the former Levitz building at Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, Calif., for the opening of an Ashley Furniture HomeStore.

Hodgdon-Miank Construction served as the full-service design-build contractor and completed the major renovation of the 34,000-sq.-ft. Ashley store. This is the 12th Ashley HomeStore to open, which has been completed by the Hodgdon Group.

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